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May 2015

Briefly Noted - May 28, 2015

Quick-to-Read Reviews

Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.

Vol. 4 Issue 3. May 28, 2015. Ed. Paul Clark.

City of Eternal Spring by Afaa Michael Weaver | Reviewed by Karen An-hwei Lee Unexploded by Alison Macleod | Reviewed by Jennifer S. Deayton Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall | Reviewed by Jyotsna Sreenivasan

Women and the Global Imagination: At Full Thrust

Carol P. Bartold

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In her essay, Carol P. Bartold recalls the space race from a child's perspective. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Women and the Global Imagination: Carmen Boullosa

by Jeremy Paden

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In his essay, Jeremy Paden considers Carmen Boullosa's epic poetry and how it comfortably spans across the personal and the politcal. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Women and the Global Imagination: The True Story of My Grandmother's Breasts

by Maureen Langloss

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In her essay, Maureen Langloss moves through cultural texts and her family history in an important meditation on sexual assault. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Women and the Global Imagination: Fear of the Barren Womb

by Rachael Hanel

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In her essay, Rachael Hanel explores the hyper-critical obsession with motherhood that exists in our modern media landscape. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Alberta Clipper 5/19/15: “The Land of Atrophy” by David Citino

Were you that kid who checked out the Guinness Book of World Records just to see all of the gross stuff people have done? I was definitely that kid! But though the middle-school appeal is less impressive than the most questionable activities, the Guinness Book of World Records also celebrates people’s great accomplishments.  For example, Balamurali Ambati, an Indian-American student, graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York on May 19, 1995, at age seventeen, to become the youngest doctor in history. Dr. Ambati is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Director of Corneal Research at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Women and the Global Imagination: Light or Left

by Naoko Fujimoto

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In her essay, Naoko Fujimoto discusses how cultures colliding can provide unexpected writing inspiration. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.


Light or Left to Inspirations for Writing Poetry

I am native Japanese. English is my second language. My hair and eyes are significantly dark. I am petite, like a grain of brown rice, and I cannot find a perfect size of underwear in the U.S.A.

Women and the Global Imagination: Tennessee's Woman

by Dave Petraglia

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. This week David Petraglia presents a biting satire in the form of an encounter between a journalist and one of Tennessee Williams's characters. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Women and the Global Imagination: To Unravel the Knot

by Amanda Miska

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In her essay, Amanda Miska explores the challenges of being a writer that come from both outside and inside ourself. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

Women and the Global Imagination: The Global Suburb

by Jee Leong Koh

In our Winter 2014 issue Alicia Ostriker curated a poetry portfolio on Women and the Global Imagination, and we were so struck by its contents that we wanted to keep the dialog surronding this theme going on our blog. In his essay, Jee Leong Koh relates the challenges of motherhood in a new environment to the poetry of Eavan Boland. We hope you enjoy reading. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber to Prairie Schooner today. To take part in the dialog, follow and interact with us on Twitter.

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